Monday, June 25, 2012
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday urged Chinese youth to lend their support to MCA for their views to be heard.
"We don't intend to lose in the upcoming general election.
"What is important right now is our focus to win, and that means helping MCA to win their seats as well," he said in response to a question from the floor at the Chinese Youth dialogue session at Dewan Tunku Canselor, Universiti Malaya, here.
Najib was asked whether he would still consider appointing Chinese leaders to his cabinet even if MCA lost badly in the next general election.
"If you want a strong government, a government that is well represented by every leader from every community, you should elect MCA leaders.
"I can assure you, your views will be heard.
"Even now, we have lively discussions on issues affecting your community, such as the shortage of Chinese school teachers.
"And we have worked hard to address that."
To another question, Najib said he needed the support of all Malaysians, including the Chinese community, to make his transformation agenda a success.
"Reforms take time. It is a work in progress but we are getting there. We have achieved much in the past three years, and if we are given the mandate to govern the country again, we will make the reforms and the country will move forward."
On whether the government had any plans to abolish the quota system, Najib said there were no more restrictions across many sectors.
"There is a need to look at everything from the Malaysian perspective and not use the zero-sum mentality.
"We are trying our level best to create and maintain policies that will be beneficial across all ethnic lines," he said